The Third Sunday in Lent
March 7, 2010
Today your mercy calls us
To wash away our sin.
However great our trespass,
Whatever we have been,
However long from mercy
Our hearts have turned away,
Your precious blood can wash us
And make us clean today. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 339:1)
Worship Focus: Jesus calls us to repentance
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 389, 302, 114, 473
Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156
First Lesson: Exodus 3:1-8, 10-15
The Lord called Moses to deliver his people. Jesus has delivered us from the power of sin and death. Live each day in repentance that trusts only in Jesus for forgiveness.
Psalm 38, p. 81
We call out confessing our sins, trusting in God's forgiveness in Christ.
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians10:1-13
Learn from Israel's history to walk with repentant hearts before our Lord.
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Tragedies remind us that our time on earth is short before we face the judgment. So live each day in repentance that confess the terror of our sin and rejoices in the forgiveness Jesus has purchased for us.
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with us. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.
Youth Outing: The youth group of St. Paul's of Morris has invited us to join them with swimming at Arrowwood in Alexandria today, March 7. They will meet at St. Paul's in Morris to carpool, planning to arrive at Arrowwood at 1:00pm. The cost is $10/person.
Time change: Don't forget to change your clocks ahead one hour next Sunday morning.
Thrivent: March 15 at 6:00 at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris there will be an informational meeting for Thrivent. We will be learning about the big change that is taking place in Thrivent in regards to the money that the churches have received in the past and how they will be getting it now. A light supper will be served first please RSVP to Gloria Zeltwanger 392-5985.
March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Doug Nelson, Ryan Flaten
March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Chuck & Lisa Nelson
Today's Greeters: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff